My son, Michael, got married a few months ago. We small town folks don't spend tens of thousands of dollars on weddings. We sew and bake and craft and our friends and families pitch in to make a nice wedding on a reasonable budget. That's the way we did it when I got married 32 years ago and that's the way we did it when my son got married. Thankfully, her family and ours were in agreement on this issue.
My daughter-in-law wanted an elegant but rustic flavor to the decor and when she started talking burlap, wood and canning jars I jumped right on that and volunteered to help out. So now I can tell you how to get the father of the groom involved in wedding decorations - tell him it involves use of a chainsaw. Yes, you heard me correctly, wedding decorations, chainsaw.
The reception table decorations called for a "tree cookie", mason jars wrapped with burlap, flowers, candles and photos.
Then I wrapped 48 jars and tied 'em up with a ribbon! This took a lot longer than I anticipated, but turned out just right.
|Is there anything more beautiful than wood? Trees are such a miracle|
|The finished table decoration|
We were very happy with the finished decorations and the wedding and the reception were both beautiful!
Aren't they cute?
Have a great weekend!